Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom will spearhead a 14-member Indian boxing in the Boxam International tournament in Castellon, Spain from March 1 to 7.
Fear of COVID-19 has made way for a fierce desire to compete in Mary Kom's mind as she gears up for her first tournament in a year.
With the IOC deciding to scrap the Olympic world qualifiers for boxing because of the "challenges" posed by COVID-19 restrictions, India is unlikely to add to the nine who have made the cut for the Tokyo Games.
Mary Kom will be seen in action for the first time since qualifying for the Olympic Games last year in March when the veteran, along with eight other Tokyo-bound boxers, compete in next month's Boxam International Tournament in Castellon, Spain.
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Bala Devi was recently nominated for the AFC International Player of the Week alongside the likes of Sardar Azmoun, Son Heung-min and Saki Kumagai. She revealed that Mary Kom's humble beginnings inspire her.
Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child in January and he quizzed champion boxer MC Mary Kom on how she balances her schedule as a top athlete and a mother.
A 28-member team will be traveling to Europe for training, including 10 men and six women boxers.
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The boxers and coaches have been in isolation at the NIS Patiala campus after testing negative for COVID-19 following the third round of testing.
Mary Kom said she doesn't have any secret recipe to share for the stupendous success she has achieved.
Mary Kom donated Rs 1 lakh to the PM National Relief Fund to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Mary Kom, who had competed in the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Jordan, had returned home on March 13 and was supposed to be in self-isolation for a minimum of 14 days amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Mary Kom has self-isolated at her Delhi residence since returning from this month's Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Jordan,
Mary Kom booked a berth for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after she defeated Irish Magno of Philippines to enter the semifinals of the Asian/Oceanian Olympic Qualifiers.
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Mary Kom, who needs two wins to secure a berth for the Tokyo Olympics, will face off against New Zealand's Tasmn Benny in the first round of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers.